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## -*- texinfo -*-
## @deftypefn {Function File} {} polyreduce (@var{c})
## Reduces a polynomial coefficient vector to a minimum number of terms by
## stripping off any leading zeros.
## @seealso{poly, roots, conv, deconv, residue, filter, polyval,
## polyvalm, polyderiv, polyinteg}
## @end deftypefn
## Author: Tony Richardson
## Created: June 1994
## Adapted-By: jwe
function p = polyreduce (p)
if (nargin != 1)
print_usage ();
endif
if (! (isvector (p) || isempty (p)))
error ("polyreduce: argument must be a vector");
endif
if (! isempty (p) )
index = find (p != 0);
if (isempty (index))
p = 0;
else
p = p (index (1):length (p));
endif
endif
endfunction
/*
@GROUP
polynomial
@SYNTAX
y = polyreduce (x)
@DOC
.
@NOTES
@EXAMPLES
@SEE
poly, polyinteg, polyval, roots, unmkpp
*/